Film Club 

The Haddenham U3A Film Group provides an opportunity to see films, locally and at low cost, that you may have missed the first time round but always wanted to see, or want to see again because they never seem to be shown on TV. Perhaps you want to see films in a style or about a subject that you really like, or with your favourite film star, or made by your favourite director. You might have heard about a film and always wondered how good it was, or are just intrigued to see it. Why not come along and see for yourself?

Group leader

New members are welcome. If you wish to join us, please contact Roger Rickard on 01844 291613 or rarickard@aol.com

Attendance

It is open to ALL U3A members to attend the screenings. If you wish to be notified of upcoming films, please provide your name, email address and telephone number to the Group Leader

Costs

A donation of £4 per film is requested to cover the cost of the room and incidental expenses.

Venue

The screenings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm (except December) at:

The Walter Rose Room
Haddenham Haddenham Village Hall

Programme

The programme of films is put together every six months. All group members are invited to make suggestions of films they would like to be considered. Our aim is to cover a range of different types and styles of film, taking account of members’ general areas of preference.

We hope that members will be open to attending all or most of the showings, including films that they would not normally consider.

There is a clear educational dimension to the Film Group. Each film showing will be preceded by a short introduction from one of the members. We will also provide an opportunity after each showing for members to discuss the film.

As each programme of films is announced, if any members own a DVD copy of one of the films to be shown, we would appreciate borrowing it, so that we can keep down the costs of renting or purchasing copies.

 

24th May A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (PG) starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys
A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between American TV personality Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of “Mister Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbour.  Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys
28th June Dream Horse (PG) starring Toni Collette, Owen Teale
The inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town Welsh bartender Jan Vokes. With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream to compete with the racing elites at the Welsh Grand National.  Starring Toni Collette, Owen Teale
26th July The Rescue (PG) – documentary

This documentary chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand by a British team of cavers.

23rd August Spencer  (12A)
The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game, but this year, things will be profoundly different.
Director Pablo Larrain
Starring Kristen Stewart (Oscar nominated), Jack Farthing, Timothy Spall
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DVDs for loan

DVDs  are held by the U3A for the use of its members. If you would like to borrow one or more of them, please contact the Group Leader or a member of the Committee. The list can be found here.